WGNO Board

News Release from the WGNO Board

Hello Neighbors,

Please join us, as we celebrate the promotion of our Community Engagement Specialist, Annette Vandenberg to Executive Director. Annette comes to our neighborhood with vast experience and skills working with and for people in the various community settings over the last 25 years.

Annette is a first generation college graduate, who served in the United States Navy for seven years as a Hospital Corpsman while stationed mostly at Camp Pendleton, California. She recently obtained her Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern California, earning her undergrad at Cornerstone University. Prior to this Annette has volunteered and interned at area non-profits and other community organizations. Annette believes that as a neighborhood organization, “We are to amplify the voice of residents and empower them for positive change”. She understands the rich history of West Grand and the West Side and looks forward to continue the positive work of the former directors and staff.

Annette has lived in Grand Rapids since 2009 with her family. She is encouraged to see the positive things happing on the Westside. She is looking forward to working alongside residents, businesses, other non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, the city and the county to strengthen the neighborhood she is serving.

Stop in and say Hi Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm!

Have a wonderful weekend!

The Board of West Grand Neighborhood Organizatio